Zach Stanley is coming of age in a Texas Company town of subdivisions and strip malls. He spends most of his waking hours in school or "shredding" with his pals at the local skating venues. He's also worried about his clinically depressed older brother, his single mom on the verge of losing her job. Add to the mix the not unwelcome romantic advances of his high school English teacher.
Moreover, Zach feels that there is more to life than what he sees the local adults settling for. He is beginning to worry about his future and his current lack of any plans that measure up to the potential that everyone is telling him he has.
This film seems to be a realistic and not wholly dark view of coming of age in this type of white bread American environment. It will probably strike a chord with many teens and their parents while also providing some very well done skateboarding sequences.
Kudos to Clark Walker on his directorial debut.
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